Provenance:The Peter J. Landry Collection of Inuit Art, U.S.A. Exhibited: Sugluk: Sculpture in Stone, 1953-1959, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Windsor, (Windsor, ON), 1992, illustrated with two views, pages 32 & 33, cat. no. 22. This work is accompanied by the Art Gallery of Windsor hand written exhibition label. Literature: Sugluk: Sculpture in Stone, 1953-1959, page 26 & 31. Note: Mother Sewing by Miaji (Mary) Usaitiajuk Uitangi, "emphasizes the central role of the woman in Sugluk. The sculpture represents a woman mending a child's parka with thread dried and split from caribou sinew. The arcing rhythmic thread constructs a memorable metaphor of woman as the provider and protector of her children at the center of the world." This maternal portrait of the altruistic mother and her child empathizes the significance of the role of women and reiterates the regional preference for modest scenes of daily life.
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